Wilson Cruz Appears in TAGLINES Photo Project; Set for ADCOLOR Awards 9/19-21
ADCOLOR, in partnership with TBWA, presented a one-night-only showing of TAGLINES on July 8 to celebrate nine years of success in promoting diversity in the communications, marketing and media industry.
A collaboration between 60 ADCOLOR alumni, board members, supporters and photographer/Global Chief Operating Officer for TBWA, Emmanuel André, TAGLINES is a photo project that aims to bring the spirit of ADCOLOR to life by making the invisible visible. Through a series of portraits and conversations, TAGLINES records and reveals the faces, thoughts and ideas of some of America's most influential champions of diversity and the people that have helped make ADCOLOR a successful organization since its inception in 2006. The portraits will be available to purchase as posters and prints. An exclusive book will be published that showcases the portraits and interviews of all 60 participants.
Emmanuel André commented: "Throughout the TAGLINES project, there has been this great feeling, great romance, in bringing together 60 terrifically different people and their diverse backgrounds and stories."
"You learn so much more from differences than similarities, and being around such a diverse bunch of people, recording their journeys, thoughts, inspirations and achievements, has been a brilliant and enriching experience."
ADCOLOR Founder and President and SVP, Chief Diversity Officer for Omnicom Group, Tiffany R. Warren remarked "From the first moment of collaboration to the final finishing touches, TAGLINES has created a significant visual history of ADCOLOR's contributions over the last nine years through the stories and faces of its most important participants: alumni, board members and supporters."
The money raised by the TAGLINES project will support the ADCOLOR FUTURES, a program geared towards nurturing the industry talent of tomorrow, today. In partnership with 17 ADCOLOR Diversity Summit (ADS) member organizations, the program offers alumni from recognized industry diversity programs the chance to attend-and receive an insider experience at-key ADCOLOR events during the flagship weekend in September and throughout year.